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China is Gearing up to Launch Spacecraft That Aims to Bring Back Rocks From the Moon

The Chang'e-5 probe, named after the mythical Chinese moon goddess, aims to shovel up lunar rocks and soil to help scientists learn about the moon's origins, formation and volcanic activity on its surface.

23 Nov 2020 3:29 pm
WhiteHat Jr's Founder Slaps Rs 20 Crore Lawsuit Against 'Whistleblower': All You Need to Know

The lawsuit claimed that critic Pradeep Poonia recorded sessions of some WhiteHat Jr classes and asked questions that were not relevant to the course to 'humiliate and harass' the teachers and then posted them online.

23 Nov 2020 3:21 pm
How Shepherds are Turning 'Worthless' Wool Fleeces into Compost in Covid-hit Britain

A recent report highlights how the pandemic has also brought a huge loss to the woollen industry.

23 Nov 2020 3:06 pm
Bengal Covid-19 Patient, Declared Dead by Hospital, Returns Home One Week Later After Recovery

Shibdas Bandyopadhyay, a resident of Birati, returned home a day before the family members were to perform his shradh.

23 Nov 2020 3:04 pm
British Pianist's Velvety Tones Soothe Thailand's Hungry Monkeys Amid Covid-hit Tourism Hiatus

British musician Paul Barton is a rock star to hundreds of hungry wild monkeys that he hopes his music can calm, at a time when Thailand's coronavirus-induced tourism hiatus means fewer visitors to feed them, and less funds for their welfare.

23 Nov 2020 3:02 pm
Magarmach or Chipkali? This South Indian Woman Struggling to Recall Hindi Word for Lizard Shows the Struggle is Real

The person said that they kept thinking of Magarmach as they tried to recall the Hindi word for lizard.

23 Nov 2020 2:43 pm
UNDP, Invest India Launch SDG Investor Map to Promote Sustainable Development

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Invest India on Friday launched the SDG Investor Map for India, laying out 18 investment opportunities areas (IOAs).

23 Nov 2020 2:38 pm
Watch: Florida Man Rushes in to Save Pet, Pries Open Baby Alligator's Jaws to Save Dog

Video of the incident also went viral on Twitter. While one person said he would have just gotten a new dog, the other said that the man should not be interfering with nature.

23 Nov 2020 2:07 pm
Chinese Virologist Called 'Bat Woman' Shows Proof Her Lab is not Source of Covid-19 Pandemic

Shi Zhengli, a virologist from China who is popularly known as the bat woman, has provided new evidence that the novel coronavirus did not originate from her lab.

23 Nov 2020 2:07 pm
Is Kerala Government's Amendment to Police Act Old Wine in New Bottle? Here's All You Need to Know

The amendment to the Kolkata Police Act was approved on Saturday which adds a new Section 66A to add teeth to police's clampdown on defamation.

23 Nov 2020 1:41 pm
Rare 'Super Mario Bros. 3' Copy Fetches Rs 1.5 Crore at Auction, Becomes World's Most Expensive Video Game

Heritage Auctions said the value of this particular copy was so high because of its rare packaging. The cover art of the title showed Mario gliding with a raccoon cap as the games title was placed above him.

23 Nov 2020 1:25 pm
Pregnant Dog Suffers Severe Burns After Saving People from Russian Hospital Fire, Hailed a Hero

A dog in Russia also became a guardian angel for four hospice patients after saving them from a fire.

23 Nov 2020 1:16 pm
Indian Restaurant's Gaffe on Leaflet in London Reminds Us Why Punctuations are Important

The error, caused due to the lack of a punctuation in the spelling, caused the name of the food joint to read as Anus Kitchen.

23 Nov 2020 1:10 pm
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Could Reverse Ageing in Humans, Israeli Scientists Claim

Scientists found that the hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy ageing adults could help stop the ageing of blood cells and may even reverse the ageing process. They added that adult blood cells may actually reverse-age and become younger.

23 Nov 2020 12:31 pm
Watch: Chhattisgarh Priests Walk Over Women Lying on Ground to 'Bless' Them With Children

In a bizarre ritual that took place in Chhattisgarhs Dhamtari district, hundreds of women wanting to conceive lay on the ground as priests walked over them in order to bless them with children.

23 Nov 2020 12:14 pm
'Keeps You Healthy': Passengers Pushing BRT Bus in Peshawar Opens Floodgates of Internet Memes

The high-quality bus-based transit system, launched by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, has been receiving public and opposition ire amid corruption controversies and other accidents ever since it started in August 2020.

23 Nov 2020 11:45 am
Drying Habitat Due to Climate Change is Making Australia's Platypus Vulnerable, Warn Scientists

Australian scientists pushed on Monday to list the platypus as a vulnerable species after a report showed the habitat of the semi-aquatic native mammal had shrunk more than a fifth in the last 30 years.

23 Nov 2020 11:40 am
Adorned With Artificial Caves and Mayan Ruins, World's Deepest Diving Pool Opens in Poland

The complex, named Deepspot, even includes a small wreck for scuba and free divers to explore. It has 8,000 cubic metres of water, more than 20 times the amount in an ordinary 25-metre pool.

23 Nov 2020 11:10 am